PHILADELPHIA (CN) – A woman sued a matchmaking service and the National Enquirer for defamation, claiming the matchmaker sent her photo to the tabloid, which published it under the headline, “Sugar Mamas,” falsely claiming that she was unemployed, “divorced with $9 million,” and looking for a man much younger than she is.
The plaintiff says she paid Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking, of New York, $750 for its “speed dating” service, which was unsatisfactory. She claims Spindel sent her photo to the Enquirer though she denied her permission to do it, and the Enquirer published it in its March 10 issue in a story about “a speed-dating event in which single women over the age of 35 who earn more than $500,000 per year of are worth over $4 million are introduced to men under the age of 35. The event, ‘Sugar Mamas and Boy Toys,’ was hosted by [co-]defendant Jeremy Abelson. Furthermore, defendants Spindel and JSSM were affiliated with the event.”
The 51-year-old plaintiff says she is not worth $9 million and she works for a living and she had no idea about the “Boy Toys” event.
She demands damages for defamation, misappropriation and breach of contract. She is represented by Mark Frost.